The news is finally official and arrived a few hours ago: Virtus.pro launches a second Dota 2 team — VP.Prodigy.
The roster consists of the ESL One CIS Online Season 1 open qualifier winners, Team Generation.
Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro:
“Guys from Team Generation caught our attention a while ago. Summer 2020 we decided to support them with a grant, provided them with a coach and a bootcamp.
After former VP.Prodigy players had been transferred to our first roster, the place of the second roster/academy became vacant. We didn’t rush to announce our new squad as we wanted to let the guys grow and play in a competitive environment without unnecessary pressure. By qualifying to the Lower DIvision of ESL One CIS Online S1 they proved to be ready for the public attention and worthy of representing the VP.Prodigy brand, which is already associated with strong results in Dota 2.”
The first opponent in the Lower Division of ESL One CIS Online S1 will be HellRaisers. The match is scheduled for 21st of January, 15:00 CET.
Evgeniy «Noticed» Ignatenko
Denis «Larl» Sigitov
Ilyas «celebrity» Gainullin
Maksim «forcemajor» Meretskii
Vladislav dSa» Shuvaev
Daniil «Schelk» Shelkunov
Virtus.pro (often abbreviated to VP) is a well-established Russian esports organization, mostly famous for their teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. The organization is known for hosting the majority of the players from the original Golden Five which was Poland’s most popular Counter-Strike roster.
ABOUT ESL ONE CIS FORMAT
- Four invited teams
- Four teams from the Decider Tournament
- Single round-robin
- All matches are Bo3
- 1st place team is qualified to the Major Playoffs
- 2nd place team is qualified to the Major Group Stage
- 3rd place team is qualified to the Major Wild Card
- Bottom two teams are relegated to the Lower Division of Season 2
- Remaining teams remain in current division for Season 2